Thank you for your interest in joining WSFMA and becoming part of the statewide network of farmers markets that prioritize Washington farmers and Washington grown food.

Membership Criteria

To be a Farmers Market Member of the WSFMA, markets must:

  1. Operate a farmers market in Washington State with a minimum average of 5 farmers per market day
  2. Adhere to the Roots Guidelines
  3. Carry commercial general liability insurance with WSFMA as a named Additional Insured
  4. Complete an annual membership application
  5. Pay membership dues

To be included in the 2017 statewide farmers market directory, applications must be received by Monday March 20, 2017.

Farmers Market Member Benefits

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  • Training and Education: Annual conference and regional workshops focus on industry best practices, increasing food access and strengthening direct marketing sales.
  • Networking: Join the community of WSFMA members dedicated to the mission of advancing Washington farmers markets. Learn from other members through networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
  • Voting Privileges:  Vote and serve on the WSFMA Board of Directors; join a committee; influence organizational policies and procedures, strategic goals and legislative agenda
  • Liability Insurance: Access to affordable, comprehensive general liability insurance for farmers markets and Directors and Officers liability insurance for your nonprofit Board
  • Promotion: All member markets are included in the Washington Farmers Market print directory distributed state wide and are featured on our Find a Farmers Market online map.
  • Action Alerts: Email notification of updates, legislative and action alerts on important issues.
  • Discounts! Enjoy member savings on annual conference registration and regional workshops.
  • Policy Voice: WSFMA advocates for state and federal policies that support farmers markets. Each year the WSFMA Advocacy Committee participates with partners to support Policy Priorities.
  • Technical Assistance Services: Access to a volunteer team of farmers market practitioners (WSFMA Board, staff and partners) to answer your questions.
  • Members Only Listserv: A chance to communicate directly with other WSFMA market managers on topics important to you.
  • National Connections: Joint membership in the national Farmers Market Coalition with connections to farmers markets across the country.

Membership Dues

WSFMA membership dues are based on total gross vendor sales from the preceding season. New, single start-up markets enjoy a special fixed New Market Members Rate of $150.00.

2016 GROSS SALES – Single Market Orgs
New Market – no previous sales MEMBERSHIP FEE $150
New market – no sales in 2015 $150
$0 – 24,999 $150
$25,000 – 49,999 $200
$50,000 – 99,999 $250
$100,000 – 149,999 $300
$150,000 – 199,999 $350
$200,000 – 249,999 $400
$250,000 – 299,999 $450
$300,000 – 349,999 $500
$350,000 – 399,999 $550
$400,000 – 449,999 $600
$450,000 – 499,999 $675
$500,000 – 549,999 $750
$550,000 – 599,999 $825
$600,000 – 699,999 $900
$700,000 – 799,999 $1,000
$800,000 – 899,999 $1,100
$900,000 – 999,999 $1,200
$1,000,000 – 1,999,999 $1,300
$2,000,000 – 2,999,999 $1,400
$3,000,000 – 3,999,999 $1,500
$4,000,000 – 4,999,999 $1,600
$5,000,000 – 5,999,999 $1,700
$6,000,000 – 6,999,999 $1,800


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ulti-Market Organizations (more than one market location)

COMBINED GROSS SALES                  MEMBERSHIP FEE

$0-499,999 $500
$500,000 – 999,999 $1,000
$1,000,000 – 1,999,999 $1,500
$2,000,000 – 2,999,999 $2,000
$3,000,000 – 3,999,999 $2,500
$4,000,000 – 4,999,999 $3,000
$5,000,000+ $3,500

 

Farmers Market membership runs April 1 – March 31.

Have Questions?

Please contact WSFMA at (206) 706-5198 or info@wafarmersmarkets.org

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